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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530 573 2674
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We come here every year even though it never changes. We love to see the salmon spawning this time of year and the excitment of all of the little ones as they see a ton of fish in the creek.

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a great park to visit. We did a day trip from Sacramento early in October. There is a very nice visitor center (with bathrooms). Rangers there are very helpful and knowledgeable. Features a cut away view of a creek - you can see the salmon running if you are there at the right time. We missed it by... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Anytime in Lake Tahoe is a rewarding experience; a multitude of recreational opportunities combined with majestic beauty. The Taylor Creek Park offers the autumn visitor a special treat: spawning fish, the occasional wildlife viewing (bears) and, as another reviewer indicated, beautiful examples of the regional ecosystem. The walkways are wheel-chair friendly and relatively easy to navigate. Along the paved walking... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Taylor Creek is the best and easiest way to learn about the complex and beautiful Lake Tahoe ecosystem. The Stream Profile chamber is a fascinating look at life beneath the creek's surface but it may be closed during rain or heavy snow melt. Visit in October and you'll see the Kokanee salmon, small fresh water salmon that turn bright orange/red... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Wonderful park, great exhibits and easy walking trails for the whole family. The Lake path takes you to a narrow, but lovely beach area and access to the Lake for watching activity on the lake, swimming and picnicing. The crystal clear water is worth the trip, whether it is warm or cold. Park staff was friendly and happy to answer... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Taylor Creek Wetlands area of South Lake Tahoe is a beautiful way to see Tahoe. It is a no cost exhibit with walking trails that take you through undisturbed wetlands. If you come in late September to early October you m have a 70% of seeing local black bears feeding on salmon. WARNING: Do not stray off trails or... More

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South Lake Tahoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great place to take the kids in the fall (October) when the salmon are running. The rainbow trail is an easy walk for little ones and easily accommodates strollers. The path travels through trees and then along the river. There is a bridge that crosses the river that provides a great place to stop and view the... More

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Mendocino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I came upon the Taylor Creek Visitor Center by accident while driving around Lake Tahoe and I am glad I did. Taylor Creek is one of the best examples of nature interpretation I have ever visited. It is well thought out and very informative. The trails are easy to follow, the signs along the way are informative, educational and colorful.... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Tahoe is between 2 and 2-1/2 hrs from my home so this makes for a great day trip or visit during a extended stay in the Lake Tahoe area. My friends and I love going several times a year. The visitor center is easy to get to and there's a paved path to enjoy walking thru some gorgeous scenery. Dogs... More

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Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

You can read about Taylor Creek's offerings in other posts. What I wish I had known was that it would be a great place to picnic and ride bikes. If you are coming out here in the summer or fall, consider renting a bike at Camp Richardson and riding north to Taylor Creek. Bring a picnic lunch to eat at... More

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